15 Benefits of a Business Built on Christian Values

Sep 24, 2010, Written by Sue Miley

I wanted to qualify the benefits that Christian business owners have by running a business based on their faith and Christian values.  Here is what I came up with.

When our Faith is fully integrated into our business, the result is…

A More Effective and Confident Leader who:

More Raving Fan Customers because:

  • they are treated the way that you would want to be treated.
  • they trust your company because integrity is a core value.
  • they feel like they are part of a community – a place they belong.

More bottom-line goals being met because:

  • stewardship is based upon biblical wisdom and principles
  • we know that it is all a gift from God and we need to multiply it
  • the achievement of Kingdom metrics will create a positive return from employees,   vendors and customers.
  • God gives those who are capable with a little bit, more.

More personal peace and improved relationships because:

  • stress is significantly reduced because we have the Holy Spirit working through us.
  • we are making a difference in God’s Kingdom and our community.
  • we have more time to ensure work life balance.
  • our relationships grow stronger and more stable

Before becoming a Christian I focused on achieving objectives and creating profit as my only measures of success.  How it was accomplished was much less important than “that it was accomplished”.  In the end, doing it my way, I was burned out and not building relationships.  It wasn’t until I started putting Christ first; following His ways; and using His measurement scale that success and satisfaction were attained.

It’s good business to live out our faith in our business, but it is also what we as Christians are called to do.  As I have learned the hard way, with obedience we tend to bear fruit.  Would the fruit in your business glorify God?  What are other benefits you have found?

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  1. shailbala .anne says

    Dear miley,

    I can assure u god has wonderfully lead me and strengthened me in starting my own business. Right now i am going throgh a valley . again i sat with him and he showed me where i am wrong . dear reading ur site had strenghthened me ..though i am in failure
    ur words have strenghtened me, that god wants to teach me something so that he can lay a strong foundation for the future.

    • S_Miley says

      Shailbala .anne Proverbs 3:5-6 is my life verses that help me through the valley. I know God is with you. I will be praying for your business. Keep leaning on your faith.

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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